Yet another application in troubled Bolton.
Please can you help local residents by objecting to this application for a “CHANGE OF USE FROM VACANT CAR SALES SITE/SHOWROOM TO PLACE OF WORSHIP AND COMMUNITY CENTRE, ERECTION OF SINGLE STOREY EXTENSIONS AT FRONT SIDE AND REAR TOGETHER WITH NEW ACCESS POINTS AND ENTRANCE GATES at 270 BRIDGEMAN STREET, BOLTON, BL3 6BS.
Grounds For Your Objection.
The proposed development would be a serious loss of a large piece of employment land. Although the previous business failed, it is a prime commercial location.
The proposed development would attract in the region of 350 worshipers at full capacity, although the application meets council standards for parking there are insufficient onsite spaces to accommodate car users (estimated at 65 cars). The applicants have played down the numbers of users, why else would they need 18 spaces for public carrier vehicles ?
Worshipers who are unable to park onsite will be forced to park in the residential area opposite, thereby harming the residential amenity.
The proposed development will generate additional traffic and disturbance, and harm the residential amenity. Bridgeman St is quite narrow, and is a busy road.
No Travel Plan or traffic survey have been submitted with this application.